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talking about obama care, but this week, he made a big pivot to economic issues talking about raising the minimum wage, extending unemployment benefits. when he did this a couple of years ago and assume d the self-proclaimed mantle of champion of the middle class, it helped him win re-election in 2012. do you think it can help democrats win in 2014? >> what he said there basically, if you don't like my plans for your agenda, give us your plans. i think this pivot to the economy is an attempt to change the subject from obama care, which is so dominating, the news of the past several months. and to rally his base, which is always what he does first. sometimes, that's all he's needed to do, but my sense is he's not going to be able to make this into a big national issue the party can win on because his credibility is so week. in that harvard poll, it was one of those open ended questions about what is your top priority. income inequality was way down the list and i think it is for a lot of people. now, the president of the bully pulpit can sometimes elevate an issue and make it a big iss
this week? >> this was the first interview obama has done in a few weeks where he seemed back on hills game, he seemed confident, feisty. happy, the last few times we had seen him, he was at his press conference, apologizing about health care. he seemed to be enjoying it. >> was it about being in a room of reporters? ies matthews is a journalist. he's in a room of college students. >> he they were cheering for him. when he talked about health care, he said students could get coverage for contraceptives. it did not get a huge cheer. they were pleased by that. he definitely seemed better than he had seemed in a long time. >> he was telling you ability some of the qualities that are useful to be president. let's take a listen in the most important qualities of any president, i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities, i'm speaking historically, i think it has to do with more than anything a sense of connection with the american people. that's what allows you then to have that sec qual, with i is persistence. >> how is it? he's looking at some of his predecessors saying maybe he feels th
is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> and this was president obama on wednesday. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the word about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are, and most importantly, how people can sign up. i know people call this law obama care, and that's okay. because i do care. i do. >> and this was president obama on thursday. >> my advice to ev
and he's had a rough six weeks over the obama care website. he's trying to reframe this debate as they head into the midterm elections to be broader than just obama care, democrats realize that if this is about obama care in the mid-term elections it's not a good issue for them and even though we see positive things going on, they want things to be about more than that. for some, this is a signal about getting his mojo back. >> the president's economic policies improve government reliance rather than economic mobility and rather than tackling income inequality by lifting people up, he's been fixated on taxing some down. >> why do you think republicans seem so fixated on the government reliance narrative and this tax and spend. this tax and spend phrase that they of the to use over and over again? >> that's the only message that they've been able to promote, and i think a lot of the republican message has been similar to mitt romney's 47% comments and it's a problem for republicans because they spend the majority of the time since the 2012 elections trying to cut food stamps and
frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of liberty that wasn't actually lady liberty? the postal service used a picture of a statue of lady liberty instead of the original. the sculptor of the sin city version is suing the usps for copyright infringement. more than 5 million copies of the forever stamp were printed. >>> finally, note to costco, nonfiction does not neep not true. last month, the shopping giant was in hot water for labeling bibles as fiction, which costco blamed on its distributor. according to "the los angeles times," ron burgundy's memoir was labeled as nonfiction. will farrell did host a news show in character in north dakota recently. a note, we invited him to sit on the panel for a segment. but so far scheduling has not worked out. >>> the federal trade commission's mission statement says it exists to prevent anti-competitive practices that hurt consumers. the ftc were created to bust the trust. we show you how one wrong note by a group of music te
on the stage today was that he called it obama care. don't forget nancy pelosi was saying the other week, it's not obama care, it's the affordable care act. what the president was saying, it's obama care. when he was really doing, i agree with you, talking mostly to democrats today, i think. he was saying if you want this not to be a political liability, then you have to go out and help me sell this and help me make it work. almost like launching another political campaign here where he's saying to organizing for america or liberal and progressive groupz and any supporters of the law or democratic elected officials all across the country, get people signed up. especially younger and healthier people so that this will work. he said, there's no going back. it's not going to be repealed not as long as i'm president. let's sell it and make it work. he was basically speaking to the troops today about what sales points they should make. >> you mentioned those troops and organizing for america, as you know, this was one of the most innovative campaigns ever, gathering 16 million on a network. and y
a great week. >>> can type one diabetes be prevented or delayed? we will speak with scientists who are testing tens of thousands of people to find out. >> in the affordable care act, what does obama care mean for patients with type one diabetes? i'm steve olsen. welcome to "biocentury this week." >>> type one diabetes is a life- threatening disease that often strikes children. type one diabetics face a lifelong struggle as the patient's own body slowly destroys its insulin producing cells. unlike type es, type one cannot be prevented with lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. type one patients can only test their blood frequently and inject themselves with insulin but researchers hope it may be possible to use drugs to prevent and delay and reverse the progression of type one diabetes. patient groups have formed an international consortium called trial net to pursue this huge goal. >> i'm pleased to be joined by two nih diabetes researchers, dr. ellen lessic and dr. lisa spain, and cynthia wright, senior vice president for advocacy and policy for the juvenile diabetes research
. the right has been saying president obama and his health law are dead for weeks. months, years. but guess what. both are still here. today the national journal writes about president obama's resilience. can obama recover? he did already. joining me now is the reporter with that story, national journal political correspondent alex sikes wald and james peterson, professor at lehigh university. thank you for being here. alex, your piece is about the president recovering. tell us what you noticed. >> if i had a dollar for every time somebody said obama or obama care is doomed, i could pay for the website rebuild myself. you know, at every stage when scott brown got re-elected, everyone was sure obama care was done. when the tea party came, everybody said obama care was done. obama himself, from controversies like the irs to when he criticized the arrest of henry lewis gates, he's been done. and he continued. this should be no surprise to anyone who's paid attention to history. bill clinton emerged from an impeachment scandal with the highest approval rating of his career. he's the president.
't had much good to say about rome are embracing francis as a hero. president obama, this week, practically gushing over him and his message. >> i think pope francis is showing himself to be just an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of peace and justice. i haven't had a chance to meet him yet, but everything that i've read, everything i've seen from him indicates the degree to which he is trying to remind us of those core obligations. >> and with president obama saying that, conservatives, catholic and noncatholic conservatives who came to see the catholic church as their political ally are having a hard time with it. >> but the pope here has now gone beyond catholicism here and this is pure political. this is just pure marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. >> i thought the pope was in favor of the european social model, which is neo socialism, and which fails its own people. >> now, you know, i'm always looking for the historical angle. i can't help but think of lyndon johnson. he spent all those years, all those decades in congress and in the senate, goi
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for the next few weeks, now that the obama care website appears to be working better. meanwhile, former president clinton is clarifying comments that seem to put him at odds with the president over the law. brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: president obama focusing today on getting young people covered under the affordable care act as his administration tries to turn the page from that troubled website. one road block down, partially anyway. the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espa
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, janice. >>> the past couple of weeks we've brought you concerns, wide concerns about whether or not obama care is safe. will it be someplace you can leave your personal information knowing it's not going to be disseminated to other people. we've had a lot of concerns. the white house is responding consistently. that's paranoid talk. of course you can trust obama care. in the state of california you can't. the obama care exchanges have been passing out personal information to insurance companies which then market that information using that information, they market their services. >> these aren't even people that signed up. these are people that took a cursory glance, maybe filled out part of an application. >> they're getting phone calls from insurance companies saying, hey, we understand you're looking for insurance. how can we be of assistance. would you like to pay us? peter levy, covered california, listen to this quote, see if you are comforted by this. he's using comforting words. he said i can imagine some people may be upset, but i can see a lot of people will be comforted and rel
a three-week pr offensive. president obama insisted the sweeping health care law is working and asked supporters to spread the word about benefits of the affordable care act. >> we may never satisfy the laws of opponents. that is fair to say. some are rooting for it to fail. that's not my opinion, by the way, they say it pretty explicitly. some convinced themselves the law has failed regardless of the evidence, but i would advice them to check with the people who are here today. and the people they represent all across the country whose lives have been changed for the better by the affordable care act. >> north korea's leader is believed to have sacked his powerful uncle shown here on the left from the top level government post while two ally haves been publicly executed according to south korean lawmakers briefed by south koreakore korea's intel again see. >>> french prosecutors investigating bob dillon on suspicion of insighting hay friday. a group representing crow asians for comments he made. dillon is accused on likening the crowuation people. >>> one of princess dianna's most me
week. you can expect she'll face a range of questions about what's being done to protect the personal information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on income inequality, a topic that warms the cockles of progressive hearts. >> we don't promise equal outcomes, we strived to deliver equal opportunity. >> reporter: and with some of the young people who helped elect him now appearing to bail on him, the president later dropped by a youth summit at the white house and practically begged the young and healthy folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president h
and millennials to enroll in obama care to get the numbers up. he's launched a three-week tour in which he will be speaking at colleges and universities trying to urge them to enroll so he can get those numbers ahead of the december 23rd deadline so folks can get enrolled by january 1st. >> we heard the president talk about a lot of issues from income inequality to raising the minimum wage to immigration. what issues will be at the forefront of his agenda as we enter 2014? >> i think he would like to see something get done on minimum wage but i'm not sure much can get done. all eyes will turn to this budget deal between representsive ryan and murray to see if they can prevent another shutdown. >> thanks for your time as always, kevin. >> thanks for having me. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. stay with msnbc for more coverage of nelson mandela's death. "way too early" starts right now. >> i have challenan idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony. and -- and with equal opportunity. it is what i hope to live for and to achieve. but if need be it is
nationwide at this hour. >>> well, the obama administration is expected to shift into public relations mode this week. with in the hands of digital experts, we're told that the white house is prepared to launch a major campaign to get more people to sign up overall. they got to get going. because the deadline to get coverage for january 1st is december 23rd. the penalties will kick in to all of those still uninsured in about four months. let's bring in our panel. you know, you all can also weigh in on twitter @fn insider and ought harris faulkner. big pr campaign. what likely is coming? >> basically that things are improving steadily and you can sign up easily and you will get insurance that will be affordable and arguably better than what you had before. and that the problems with the system have largely been addressed. and bottom line, harris, we are heading towards the realization of the goals of the aca. whether that will be the reality, remains to be seen. but that's what the campaign will say. >> it's not as though we haven't seen any sort of a push. in fact, dr. seekia
they wouldn't eat until an immigration reform bill is passed. some are now on day 21. president obama and the first lady visited them last week, bringing attention to their cause, but can they change minds? margie o'mara is a democratic pollster, hector barreto joins us also. we know these protesters have been fasting for weeks. they have prayed at the offices of speaker boehner. in the real world, does something like this help to get bills passed? >> i think it brings attention to the issue and this is an important issue. we were very hopeful earlier in the year when the senate passed their bill that there was going to be more movement on this. the reality is they don't have a lot of days left in this year and they have a lot of big issues so this probably is going to be something that's going to be tackled at the beginning of the next year. >> and even if it waits until next year, there's still this argument over how to get it done. and there's the article in the national review that looks at the benefits of a step-by-step plan rather than a comprehensive bill. if you think amnesty
-called obama care is silently going away. in the past two weeks, there wasn't a single republican lawmaker who uttered the word "repeal" on a single sunday show. so with the law here to stay, the question now is how to republicans run against it? we know some ways they'll try. don't be surprised if more republicans start talking up the need to fix this law but do so in a big way. the rhetoric may sound similar to some but the fact that repeal itself may be gone from the republican lexicon would be a significant shift. so do democrats become the party that tries to fix the law? keep an eye on this as different republicans perhaps test different messages on this front. >>> that's it for this edition of "the daily rundown." we'll see you right back here tomorrow. we've got a deep dive into an obsession among some, that's that's this whole bitcoin. it's a brain teaser. what the heck is it and why should you care about it? i'll explain tomorrow. coming up next, chris jansing. i'll see you later. losing thrusters. i need more power. give me more power! [ mainframe ] located. ge deep-sea fuel technol
are expected to turn out in full force at next week's memorial event which will be attended by president barack obama and the first lady. so many are expected to turn out, it's believed it will rival the funeral services for pope john paul ii when millions attended. diane. >> alex, thank you so much. as you said, we did learn late today, president and mrs. obama will travel to the memorial services next weekend. they will be on board air force 1, riding with them some former residents of the white house, president george w. bush and mrs. bush. >>> another former president is remembering mandela today. president bill clinton, who talked with the anchor of this week, george stephanopoulos. >> he once told me that he lived on hatred, when he went into prison. he said after 11 years he realized that they had taken about everything they could take from him except his mind and heart. he said, i realized that those are things you have to give away, and i decided not to give them away. >> mahatma gandhi, abe lincoln, george washington. he belongs in that group. >> he does. you know, in my lifetime, gan
of obama care. >> unmitigated political disaster. >> this is just the beginning. >> terrible. >> this week will take further steps to strengthen our economy. >> the white house about to go on a pr offensive. >> is now stable. 90% of the time. >> 100,000, roughly, were able to enroll. >> and has achieved its goals, all be it two months late. >> is it mission accomplished? >> president obama is kind of getting all the late-night jokes now. >> as i was saying, john -- >> better him than me. >> let me try to crystallize that down. is it mission accomplished? >> using that phrase is a -- >> yeah! >> not one i would employ. chkt the absence of a compelling counter narrative to a proposal on the health care. >> you can't beat something with nothing. >> is it at all relevant here? >> do republicans have to say, here's what we want to do on health care. >> yeah, they do. >> they have had positive proposals, but at active promo -- >> republicans do have some positive alternatives. >> haven't done a good job explaining them. i think paul ryan will unveil. >> i think paul ryan will intr
-employed, individual plans, small businesses, large business, all funneled into obama care. watch and wait and learn. >> a poll this week, 70% of americans not even affected. anyway. >> juan, you're dreaming. it will get worse every day. you will beg for my solution in three months. >> hannity, you are so negative, cranky, cranky. >> i wouldn't want this burden in 2014. that is your burden. all right, coming up next right here on hannity. >> as i have said before i think the ultimate check is elections. but you don't think you should be hesitant to speak the word in this room. a check on lawlessness is impeachment. >> when we come back in a moment, the explosive speech on how the president is over stepping its authority. and this is option number two, a surveillance footage of an alleged robber who did not have an easy escape. this is in florida, while sticking up the joint, the quick-thinking joint paged police and literally convinced the thief to take some beer, all in an attempt until the police got there. as the robber made his way out the store, guess what? his bag split, and the police moved i
's right. the gop wants you to believe president obama's health care law is the real war on women. oh, the irony. especially since just last week we learned that gop men are being tutored on how to talk to women. and according to a staff at one of those meetings, quote, some of these guys have a lot to learn. where would they possibly get that idea? >> if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the incidents of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low. >> well, maybe they can get some pointers on how to talk to women from the real boss of the party. listen to what he said today. >> -- yourself staring looking at, casually glancing at a woman. but you know that it's now socially taboo. you shouldn't be doing it. and you think everybody is noticing you doing it and condemning you in their minds. you walk up to the woman and say, would you please ask your breasts to stop staring at my eyes. try that. might help. you don't know un
. later today, president obama will shift from damage control to sales pitch. it's part of a three-week effort to refocus attention on positive aspects of the affordable care act. we learned monday that 100,000 people were able to sign up for health care through the site in november. that's nearly triple the 27,000 who were successful in october, but the trouble isn't over. just 37% of people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. and though he's not exactly young, per se, president obama will be signing up through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out-of-pocket costs, though, because it will not be taxpayer subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death, officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in that tragic accident. overnight, fans gathered at a memorial to pay tribute to the fallen "fast & furious" star. walker's co-star, vin diesel, spoke to them. >> i just wanted to say thank you, thank you for coming down
." the first obama care enrollment deadline is less than three weeks away and the president is trying to regain control of the debate. today at the white house, he went on the offensive. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its
this week, on thursday claimed that president obama never held a one-on-one meeting with kathleen sebelius who is in charge of obama care, head of hhs. the white house on friday, jay carney held a press conference and says those reports are erroneous. of course he met with kathleen sebelius and often those aren't logged into the log book. listen to jay carney. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitors' logs because they come frequently. kathleen sebelius comes frequently and meets frequently with the president. i will refer you to the department for more information and more detail. she is here a lot. >> that's simply not true and he is being disingenuous there. it's not about the law books, but the president's personal calendar. that is what the initial report was citing. >> why is there so much documentation for others members of the cabinet? why is it on record for former secretary clinton having met 73 times one-on-one or 57 times for secretary timothy geithner? it doesn't make sense. americans are outraged about the whole debacle of the website and this new
? >>> welcome back to "the ed show." after weeks of republican attacks against the botched obama care rollout on october 1st, the white house and its allies, well, they're gearing up. they're going to go on offense. what kind of offense? that's my question. the white house announced plans to highlight a new benefit of the affordable care act every day from now until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage. okay. once a day we're going to get something new. there's a number of things really good. that's great. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember
and close allies to hold senior level people accountable for the botched rollout of president obama's plan. now, part of the thing that i find most intriguing over the last couple weeks is how quiet democrats have been from harry reid on down and outside senator manchin, no one is saying a word. we heard they were waiting 'til december 1. now we understand maybe get a clue of what's happening behind the scenes, pressure is mounting for the president to fix it and make somebody responsible for it because if you go out and try to getected, knowing this is on your resume, this is a vote that you supported, you have to at least pretend as if you're trying to fix it. you could say hey, i've put pressure on the president to restructure and change his management style. >> extraordinarily -- and the president's top advisors through the years have been very loyal. extraordinarily yesterday, bill burton told megyn kelly, and he was a communications guy for the president for a very long time -- said you know what? forget about anybody else. this has one person to blame and that person is -- here it i
is to be exercised. >> reporter: almost 60 heads of state including president barack obama and most of the living former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial and funeral services this week. from a massive ceremony at a johannesburg stadium tuesday to lying in state in the capitol pretoria to burial next sunday in his ancestral village in the eastern cape province, it's expected to be one of the largest global gatherings in recent history. >>> you say 11,000 -- >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> reporter: defense minister nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula is overseeing security. she says soldier, the air force, national and city police all are being deployed to control and protect tens of thousands of mourners. >> this is a test for us. and we know that and believe that people will be watching how south africa perform. >> today a south african's pray, they also worry, the show of affection for mandela by world leaders and citizens might be more than this grieving country can bear. bill whitaker, cbs news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel flies to pakistan tomorrow after meeting
obama will travel to south africa next week, to take part in mandala's memorial services. and it's a sign of mandala's importance as a world leader that mr. obama will be joined by former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the story of nelson mandela jailed for such a long time. but what was the perception of mandala when he
's future uncertain. his next fillsome due out in two weeks. he is survived by his 15-year-old daughter meadow. >>> now to the problem of the obama care website. over the weekend the white house says it met a crucial deadline and fixed many online glitches. the speed has more than tripled the 400 bugs gone. now works for a vast majority of americans. >>> so a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung by a trio down below. the man through 1,000 $1 off the floor. he said he had a rough year and just wanted to make people happy on black friday. local police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued i don't know how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. now let's get to sports from betty. what do you think? >> if he wants to give it away, why not? right? >> let it snow. >> exactly. let it rain. all right. what a great weekend for football fans. let's start with sunday night's nfl game. the nfc east showdown between the redskins and giants. redskins lead the game
on the show complaining about how much obama care would hurt small businesses? but it turned out it just wasn't true. they hadn't even visited the website. and just their week the new york post ran a story about parents who couldn't get their toddler covered under obama care. then it went on tv. >> how is it possible that you go to look for an insurance plan and baby erin is not covered? can you walk us through that? >> it was nightmare. >> being a parent and having four children, to find out that your baby is not going to be on the plan is quite distressing. >> this story was all over the place. even john boehner got in on it tweeting quote, i couldn't believe what i was being told. a dad who learned obama care wouldn't cover his baby. but that turned out to be totally false too. why? the father's application listed only three children. turns out he has four. oops. now we come to expect these bogus stories from conservative media. but from the speaker of the house? speaker boehner, did you think we wouldn't notice you are stuck inside the right wing media bubble? nice try, but it's bursting,
and yourself first from the deck, president obama has just wrapped up his latest push for his signature healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, repu
have to pay today. >>> president obama is getting back on the offensive telling americans that is working better than ever. he is launching a three week campaign saying the website is vastly improved and that oeb care is here to stay. that reassurance comes as the president is under renewed pressure to hold people accountable for the botched rollout. >> do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. because it's working better now and it's going to just keep on working better over time. every day i check to make sure that it is working better. >> he's been logging in. >> a treasury department watchdog is noted potential problems come tax season. the inspector general for tax administration says existing irs systems do not have the capability to detect fraud when it comes to the subsidies to help people buy insurance in the form of tax credits. the administration officials say the irs aggressively safeguards the systems to combat any fraud and as the affordable care act is no exception. >>> the result of paul walker's autopsy are expected to
injuries. >>> with the enrollment deadline three weeks away president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing
of sanctions this week despite repeated protestations from the white house that doing so would scuttle the deal with iran. on saturday president obama said fresh sanctions might make sense if long-term deal falls through but not before that. if at the end of six months we can't make a deal, we're no worse off. in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and strengthen them. >> over in iran, president rouhani harolding the deal telling parliament the expectation of sanctions relief had already boosted his country's economy. the $7 billion in relief amounts to less than one month of iranian oil production and 7% of the $100 billion in frozen iranian assets that remain overseas. still any respite is welcome in an economy with 12% unemployment and 40% inflation. on sunday for the first time inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it
as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. kand i don't have time foris morunreliable companies.b angie's
if obamas go off to hawaii again. >> all the sources we he have right now at the white house a two week vacation will happen sometime between christmas and new years or so. his sister lives there, still. >> his sister does. >> he agree up -- grew up there. it will cost the taxpayer $4 million. >> that's what it cost last year 4 million bucks, right? >> that's what it costs. >> does that count the shorts he has on there. >> i don't know. are you saying you like them? here is the thing. i think all presidents need to take a break, especially this one right now with all the obamacare headache. >> wouldn't it be nice though if he said you know what? this is a really rough time i will go to florida or something. cheaper. but his sister is there. >> president bush didn't play golf during the iraq war for those reasons. >> the second letter is from ann kay hill who lives in lebanon, kentucky. i'm mad that people like gates not donating. it is ordinary folks that gives the giving. it's incorrect there. >> it's incorrect. donald trump has donated as has dennis miller, johnson, golf owner. >> let
your twitter page and the photo of you after signing up for the aca last week. now today republican senator lindsey graham of south carolina says he too is signing up for obama care to which he added this comment. my insurance costs are going up with $400 a month, more than 200%. my health care coverage will be a fraction of what it used to be. but i will continue my fight to defund and allow americans to opt out of this horrible government program. i guess we have different interpretations of how much this costs. what's your reaction to what he says? >> my god, it is just reading off the talking points from the -- you know, the republican conference and all the negative reporting. take a look at this. but despite all the negative commentary and reporting on this effort, it has been transformative in people's lives already. you take a look at preventive care, massive changes for preventive care. my own story, i am a survivor of ovarian cancer, and my diagnosis 27 years ago was by accident. and, yes, i could afford to have the screens and the tests that i need. so many people have av
, you know, in the launch of obama care, the budget issues, sequester and all these things begin to take a new shape, beginning in just a few short weeks. >> and, you know, jonathan, a lot of times presidencies are pronounced dead over and over again by the media, every wrong turn -- it's the end of the presidency. so, you know, sort of give us perspective. put the obama administration in perspective one year into his first term. how -- just how bad or how well -- how is he doing? >> he had a bad 2013, even if things recover in december. but as you said, the story of presidencies is a cycle of, you know, political fortunes. >> boom and bust. >> you're down, then you're up. you're down and then you're up. and the only thing that really matters is if you're in a down part of the cycle right before an election. so barack obama doesn't have to face the voters anymore. so a lot of this talk about where he stands in the polls is only relevant if it actually leads to defections among democrats. the republicans already oppose him. if his low poll numbers cause democrats to head for the hills, th
for republicans to say there is anything wrong >> chicago tribune says the next three weeks are crucial and there is a scramble to keep the website up and running. all of the more reasons for the president to delay the mandate people buy insurance or pay the penalty. >> president obama wants to move to washington when he leaves office he says. despite what he says in the mainstream media and the white house saying the website is fixed. we happ we know the back end isn't build or isn't work. it is like saying the plane works except the back 30-40%. it is possible they have to delay all of this. but prior to october 1, anyone who called for delay was called an racist and extremist and those same people are being blamed for sabotaging a website they have nothing to do with. when you say president obama is going to stop the bleeding, but i don't think it is going to work. >> gallop did polling numbers and what did they find among people that signed up or tried to? >> they are finding the people that are more informed about the law are far more likely to disapprove of the law. people that d
but a new leader inspired by nelson mandela was reborn. as president obama later said in his memoir, i noticed people had begun to listen to my opinion. it was a discovery that made me hungry for words. the president and first lady will travel to africa next week to pay their respects. joining us from washington, among our many other guests, austin, not washington, is msnbc's very own chris matthews. chris, we have a whole panel in new york. i want to go to you first. you spoke with the president yesterday. there's a lot of talk about nelson mandela's legacy but i want to start with the man himself. nelson mandela was not just a leader of south africa, he was a global visionary. you spent time in south africa. i wonder as a man interested in struggles of democracy and repressed people and the foundations of democracy and principles of it around the world, what is your experience with the legacy of nelson mandela? >> he really was put away. robben island was really ban issuing him from south africa. i was down there teaching business in swaziland on the border there and would read south
on an 35 mile-an-hour curve. >>> president obama observed world aids day today at the white house. he announced $100 million would go toward a new research initiative to combat hiv. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan as part of a week-long asia trip. he'll also travel to china for talks over disputed air space. back to "hardball." >>> i've got to tell you, if it was not already invented, i would say this congress invented the word "do nothing congress." >> but considering what republicans in congress want to do, it is a great blessing that congress has done next to nothing. >> we all know that president harry truman dubbed the 80th congress as the do nothing congress. yet the doing in congress in 1948 has nothing on this one. >> unfortunately, republicans talk work for everyone else, but when it comes to doing the work here in congress, well, they don't quite measure up to it. >> welcome back to "hardball." do nothing is about right when it comes to the track record of this congress. it's not yet the least productive year in history, but close to it. to give you some historical
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him
more weeks away from the deadline to enroll in health care if you want it at the beginning of the year. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the obama administration is sounding very optimistic, saying its tech team fixed the worst bugs at with the long thanksgiving weekend over, americans who couldn't enroll will take another try. is the system strong enough to handle the big load, that big rush going forward? >> have they made some progress? yes, they brought in some private sector folks to try to get the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. as a matter of fact, their own cio said that he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. >> i think it is good enough progress. clearly just like google and facebook all the interset sites are constantly tweaking their sites, constantly improving them, this has aways to go. it is working certainly reasonably well. jenna: peter doocy, live in washington, following the website launch from the beginning. what is the difference when you look at today comp
? the obama administration is finalizing a rule that would not penalize wind farms for killing these birds for decades. this just weeks after a company paid out a million dollars for killing more than a dozen birds in wyoming after they were sucked into some giant wind turbines. >>> and call it the lazy boy for babies. just in time for christmas, fisher price unveiling this chair called the ipad activity seat. it let's you snap your ipad into that chair so that your baby can watch the screen. critics are outraged, saying too much screen time can be damaging to the brain development. and those are your headlines. >> just need a cup holder for the bottle and you'd have everything you need right there. >>> we saw from rick reichmuth as he was dangling off the side of the building, and by the way, he made it safely. it's a little breezy and wet. maria molina is on the streets of new york city. >> good morning. that's right. the rain has stopped here in new york city at the moment. but we do have a cold front that's moving on through and behind this system, you're already going to notice in new
in arkansas. catastrophic ice storm, category 5, the potential is there, meaning power could be gone for weeks. a scary thought. >> we'll be watching this, indra. thank you so much for that. >>> president obama says the troubled rollout of obama care should not reflect poorly on his management style. speaking with msnbc, obama said the website is working smoothly now. he encouraged americans to sign up for coverage. >>> vice president's asia tour is winding down this morning. his last stop is in south korea where he met with the president and again, like in japan and china, the conversation was dominated by tensions over china's new air defense identification zone. biden reiterating washington firmly objects to the move made by beijing. >>> an 18-year-old is facing charges after officials say he stole a piece of the car that crash the and killed actor paul walker and another man last week. jamieson witty allegedly took a piece of the car from a flat bed truck. he also posted this picture online. >>> no charges for jameis winston in connection with an alleged sexual assault in 2012. a key facto
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